in contumaciam

in con·​tu·​ma·​ci·​am | \ ¦inˌkȯntəˈmäkēˌäm \

Definition of in contumaciam

: in contempt of or in disobedience to an order or summons of a court used chiefly in ecclesiastical law of one who has refused to submit to or appear in a court and who is thereupon convicted or condemned in his absence

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Latin, literally, in contumacy

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“In contumaciam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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